1968 Porsche 908

Due to the dominance of Ford's seven-liter GT40s in endurance racing, the France-based international regulatory body (FIA-Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) decided to change the rules for 1968. Cars built as Group 5 prototypes would not be limited to five-liter engines and Group 6 cars would be three-liters. Porsche's answer was the 908, equipped with a new three-liter, eight-cylinder engine.

The 908s were initially fitted with coupe bodies in both long- and short-tail configuration. In 1969 a long-tail 908 coupe came very close to capturing endurance racing's most significant prize, the 24-Hours of Le Mans, finishing a mere 400ft behind the winning Ford GT40. Porsche did, however, use its 908 to great effect by winning its first World Championship of Makes in 1969.

The 908 was also extremely successful as a spyder (open car). In its ultimate form, the lightweight 908/03 won the Targa Florio and Nurburgring races in 1970 and 1971, the car exclusively built for these two races where nimble handling is of paramount importance. Another variation of the 908 was the 'Flounder,' a spyder with its pinched body resembling a coke bottle.

This 908 is one of the first series and was originally bodied as a long-tail coupe. It ran at Le Mans in this configuration in 1968 and was later converted to a spyder by the factory.


Related Reading : Porsche 908 History

The Porsche racing legacy began with the very first cars that it produced. Dr. Ferry Porsche was the company creator and racing enthusiasts who understood the benefits of racing participation. Prior to the 908, the Porsche victories had been in their class rather than overall wins, due to their small engines when compared with their competition. The 908 was identical to the 907 both in long....
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1968 Porsche 908 vehicle information

Spyder

Chassis Num: 908-016

The 908's initally used short-tail and long-tail coupe bodies similar to those of the 907's, with engines that were basically two-liter sixes with two more cylinders and a bigger bore. Then came the various Spyders, including the 'Coke bottle,' the c....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 908 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 908-019

After the 1967 LeMans race, the FIA decided to change the rules to limit maximum displacement to 4-liters. Porsche reworked the 8=907 to accept the new 3-liter engine, thus creating the 908. The new 908 boxer eight cylinder engine needed only 25 ma....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 908 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 908-010
Engine Num: 908-034

Porsche 908-010 short-tail coupe was a Porsche works car and was one of the first editions of the legendary 908. It is believed to be one of five ex-works short-tail prototypes still in existence. It is powered by a 3-liter 8-cylinder motor producing....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 908 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 908-008

Porsche introduced the 908 to the world of sports car racing in 1968. Joining forces with their 907, the new short tail and long tail coupes made for a tight battle as Porsche and Ford fought until the final race of the season at LeMans, before Ford ....[continue reading]

1968 Porsche 908 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 908-011

Racing enhances the breed, and this was certainly true for Porsche. In the 1960s, Porsche continued to distance itself from the competition by adapting aerospace technology in the form of fiberglass and composite construction in their 904 models. The....[continue reading]

Spyder
Chassis #: 908-016 
Coupe
Chassis #: 908-019 
Coupe
Chassis #: 908-010 
Coupe
Chassis #: 908-008 
Coupe
Chassis #: 908-011 


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